The Deadhouse - Alex Cooper, Bk 4 Author:Linda Fairstein Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is back--in this page-turning New York Times bestseller from legendary Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein. — Roosevelt Island, a strip of land in New York City's East River, stands an abandoned 19th century smallpox asylum, "The Deadhouse," where the afflicted were shipped off to die. It&... more »#39;s a gruesome bit of history perhaps best forgotten. But for Alexandra Cooper, it may be the key to a shocking murder that cuts deeper than the arctic cold front gripping the city. A respected university professor is dead--strangled and dumped in an elevator shaft. And while the school does damage control for anxious parents, Cooper and her close detective friend Mike Chapman scramble for answers, fueled by the most daunting discovery: a piece of paper, found on the lifeless body of Professor Lola Dakota, that reads The Deadhouse....« less
Fascinating historical backdrop kept my interest. Learn the creepy history of NYC's Roosevelt, formerly Welfare, formerly Blackwell's Island.
Book could have used a sterner editor as it's at least 50 pages longer than it should be. Fairstein's efforts to educate us all about the prevalence of sex crimes are heavy handed and often detract and distract from the otherwise compelling writing.